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48 minutes | May 18, 2020
Episode 51: Drunk Dial № 1: Calls from Steiner's Grave, VA & Frito Pies
In the first episode of Drunk Dial-- Adam and MAR's new hotline for listener questions-- King of Biodynamics Rudolf Steiner leaves a message from the grave to see what California white wines he should be drinking and they answer questions about volatile acidity, why yeast inoculation is such a big part of natural wine, what pairs with Frito Pies and more. Have a question for Adam and MAR? Drunk Dial them! Call 213-245-1503, leave them a message about wine or literally whatever and they'll get back to you in the next installment of Drunk Dial.
50 minutes | May 4, 2020
Episode 50: In Quaran-Convo with James Jelks of Florèz Wines
Adam & MAR attempt Zoom technology with winemaker James Jelks while drinking Florèz Wines’ “Moonmilk,” chat about Chardonnay, Santa Cruz wines and god knows what else. We’re doing our best so thanks for tuning in during this insane time.
30 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Episode 49: Catching Up with MAR
MAR has her first glass of wine, Kindeli's "Otoño", in almost a month since she's been quarantined on quarantine with Shingles and cathes up with her bff Adam.
62 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Episode 48: Adam Interviews Vinny Eng... Alone!
This is a first. With Marissa out sick Adam does a solo ep. He interviews Vinny Eng, the sommelier, political activist, writer, and all around great person. They talk about the restaurant industry and how COVID-19 is probably going to change it forever.
46 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Episode 47: Maybe This IS a Natural Disaster?
MAR & Adam contemplate what if this was the last episode of the podcast? Ever?! And if it was, what are the big takeaways from the pod? Please note this episode was recorded before the pandemic reached its new heights. This is a serious matter and despite our love of laughing, we know coronavirus is no joke.
49 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Episode 46: Why Beaujolais For President
Adam and MAR talk about the region of Beaujolais, why they put it on merch, and also get into politics and coronavirus because why the hell not considering the world might end? JK... sorta.
53 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Episode 45: Patrick Cappiello Loves Syrah
MAR and Adam talk to Patrick Cappiello of Monte Rio wines
39 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Episode 44: PAIRING! Part 2! A Disaster!
The second part of our pairings episode from last week, which turned out to be disastrous in a couple ways.
51 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Episode 43: PAIRING! We're Doing It! Part 1
Adam and listeners have been wanting a pairing episode since ND started in 2018. MAR has always been skeptical but WE'RE DOING IT! Tune in today for part one, where Adam and MAR test four different wines with seven different snacks. Tune in next week to hear part two, where Adam and MAR discuss pairing in general and junk food pairings, MAR's least favorite thing aside from the term "orange wine."
48 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Episode 42: Social Media and Natural Wine, A Perfect Pairing?
MAR and Adam discuss the social media epidemic in natural wine. Is it good, bad... Marissa's fault?
42 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Episode 41: To Sweet, Or Not Too Sweet
MAR and Adam talk sweet wine. Why is it such a controversial thing to like in the pro wine community. We talk the ins and out of sweet wine.
43 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
Episode 40: When Is A Wine Not A Wine? When It's A Wine Fraud
Adam and MAR discuss different kinds of wine fraud, ponder the possibility of a rise in wine fraud if the tariffs go into effect and somehow come full circle on it all while drinking Domaine La Taupe's 2017 "Surin"
48 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Episode 39: Popping Off In 2020
MAR and Adam talk about the new year, cinema and why White Claw rules.
61 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Episode 38: Talking Shop with Krista Skruggs of Zafa Wines
MAR and Adam sit down with Vermont wine maker Krista Skruggs of Zafa Wine and talk about what it takes to open a winery on nothing but a few dollars and a dream.
36 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Episode 37: These Tariffs Are Killing Me
MAR and Adam drink Lamimidia's "Frekt" while discussing the impending 100% tariffs on European wine, how it could affect the economy of natural wine and also, while we're here, fuck Trump, dude.
33 minutes | Dec 8, 2019
Episode 36: Piquette about it!
MAR and Adam drink Jus Jus by Martha Stoumen and talk about the growing popularity of Piquette, a low abv beverage made from the pomace of grapes.
83 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Episode 35: Conversation with Ashtin Berry
MAR and Adam GET REAL with hospitality activist and educator Ashtin Berry over a bottle of Ad Vinum's 2017 "Levat" rosé. The brilliant Berry, who's also a sommelier & bartender, takes us to school on creating equity in the industry, how community needs to be as sustainable as environmental practices, the time her & Adam got into in the comments and so, so much more, including discussing last month's New York Times report on sexual assault in the wine industry MAR was a part of. TUNE IN. YOU'LL BE A BETTER PERSON FOR IT.
5 minutes | Nov 29, 2019
A small holiday thank you to our listeners (especially you Patreon subscribers)
43 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Episode 34: Is Glou Glou the New New or Old Old?
Marissa and Adam drink Le Raisin et L'Ange "Hommage A Robert" while discussing the phenomenon of glou glou wines.
49 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Episode 33: Poppin’ Off with Nestarec’s Juicy Fruit
Adam and MAR pop open Milan Nestarec’s “Juicy Fruit” and pop off about allocated wines, sample bottles and tasting before buying. Natural Disasters is powered by Simplecast.
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